MAKING THE AUSTRALIAN QUILT: 1800-1950 will be held at the National Gallery of Victoria bringing together more than 80 significant quilts and patchwork articles from Australia’s history including The Rajah Quilt. The venue will be the NGV Australia in Federation Square, Melbourne. Dates: 22 July – 6 November. For more information: www.ngv.vic.gov.au
The Papermakers of Victoria are presenting free workshops on the 3 Monday of each month, from 12noon-2pm at FEDERATION SQUARE Melbourne in the Atrium.All materials are provided. Check the website for details for each month to the end of the year. www/papermakers.org.au
SLIPSTITCH an Australian Perspective on Contemporary Embroidery curated by Dr Belinda von Mengersen originated with Ararat Regional Art Gallery and is being toured by Nets Victoria. The exhibition features recent work from Mae Finlayson, David Green, Lucas Grogan, Alice Kettle, Tim Moore, Silke Raetze, Demelza Sherwood, Matt Siwerski, Jane Theau, Sera Waters, Elyse Watkins and Ilka White. It is at Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum for Aug-Sept 2016.
A SECRET GARDEN, The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria’s annual exhibition. Traditional and contemporary embroidery, textile art, quilts and more from Guild members statewide. Saturday 8 – Sunday 23 October, 10 – 4 daily. Embroidery House, 170 Wattletree Road, Malvern, Vic 3144. $7 members, $10 non-members.
An exhibition of work by ANNEMIEKE MEIN is on from 24 September until 6 November 2016 at the Gallery, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Sandringham. They will exhibit works from her personal collection, as well as those from regional and major public galleries and from private lenders. The gallery is located in Brighton Town Hall and is open Tues-Sat. www.bayside.vic.gov.au
CIRCLE, the latest picture book (published by Walker Books) from award winning children’s author and artist, Jeannie Baker will be the subject of an exhibition at theRoyal Botanic Gardens Victoria from 15 March – 14 May 2017. This beautifully illustrated story follows the migration of the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri) from Australia through Southeast Asia to its Alaskan breeding grounds and then back to Australia. As with each of Jeannie’s picture books, Circle is illustrated with the tactile, exquisitely detailed and textured collages she is famous for.